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17th Century Stumpwork Picture

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A good 17th century stumpwork picture, probably depicting Catherine of Braganza, within a wonderful, three dimensional wreath surrounded by flowers and insects wrought in a multitude of complex stitches, the stag and unicorn at the base line are stumpwork.

 

Within a fine, period, cushion-moulded frame of Walnut.

 

English circa 1670.

 

During the 17th century, women, both rich and poor, were expected to become proficient in the skill of needlework. Only a privileged minority could afford both the time and the materials to produce a panel such as this, which would have been made to demonstrate the level of skill achieved as well as something highly decorative for the home. 

 

o.s:21.25 in x 17 in

 

 

Item Code: 4348

£ 5800

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